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good morning. breaking news. a suicide bomber attacks a nato convoy in afghanistan. american forces have been killed. we will have the latest. october nor'easter. a massive storm is barreling up the's and could dump up to a foot of snow in some places and it's not even halloween. it's the cards! st. louis beats the odds and the texas rangers to win the
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deciding seventh game of the world series and capping off a truly classic fall classic. we are live in st. louis. shakespeare scrutiny. they are saying they did not have the to write those plays. so did he or didn't he? that is the question "early" this saturday morning, october 29th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "the early show." weather will be bad later. i'm russ mitchell. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. russ, congratulations. you and your cards. >> the st. louis cardinals are the new world champs. we will also talk about the bad weather. lonnie says 12 states could be
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affected by this. a suicide bomber attacked a nato convoy in southern afghanistan this morning. american troops have been killed. cbs news correspondent mandy clark is in kabul with the very latest. mandy, good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: the attack happened around 11:00 in the morning as it was traveling -- u.s. convoy was traveling near the afghan parliament. a car bomb struck the side of an armored bus that was carrying u.s. troops and it burst into flames. cbs news has been told six americans were killed and six others were injured. the nato forces have not confirmed those numbers. helicopters landed near the scene to pick up many of those casualties according to eyewitnesses. afghan police also say that at least four civilians were also caught up in the bombing, killing one school child. the taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack. they say the bomber was driving
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with 1,500 pounds of explosives when he hit the convoy. now, u.s. convoys are often targeted, but rarely are these bombings so deadly. the taliban said they will continue to target u.s. forces until all foreign forces leave afghanistan. >> mandy clark in kabul with the latest on this breaking story, thanks so much. an unusual and intense storm is barreling up the east coast. forecasters say a perfect storm of events is expected to bring rain, sleet, high winds and as much as a foot of snow the atlantic states to new england. cbs news correspondent whit johnson has the pleasure of joining us right now. we hope it's better where you are. >> just lovely. washington, d.c. is a number of places up and down the east coast that will see temperatures
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drop throughout the course of the day turning this rain into snow and not what most people were expecting this time of year leaving some to wonder if it's a sign of what is to come. this weekend may feel more like christmas than the eve of halloween. snow making early appearance this year may break decades old records for october. >> i was a little surprised to find out that i had to brush off the car. >> this is more of a biting cold. more to the bone. >> reporter: as the massive storm crawls up the east coast, massachusetts is likely to be the hardest hit with a foot of snow and pennsylvania 6 to 10 inches and snow is predicted for new york and as far south as washington, d.c. >> the storm is very unusual because we don't see snowstorms this big in october very often. >> reporter: it's the same storm that dumped over a foot on colorado, 9 inches on wyoming
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and dusted the texas panhandle. a storm of this magnitude arriving before halloween is far from normal. since 1869, just three times has there been measurable snow in central park. in boston the first snow doesn't occur typically until november 30th. >> we have a lot of trees that were weakened by irene plus all of the rain that has fallen in the northeast this ougautumn. the weak snow is going to topple trees. >> the farmer's almanac is predicting a white christmas with blizzard-like conditions the week before. we will see. >> it might be okay then as much as it's not okay now. >> not too comfortable. >> whit johnson, thanks for being with us this morning. to find out more about the path of this big storm, we head over to lonnie quinn.
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>> good morning, everybody. let's talk about where this storm wants to go. the snow is falling in the mountains of west virginia to western pennsylvania. the core of the system is offshore and push up the eastern seaboard and this becomes the country's first nor'easter of the year. we are talking about 12 states now under some kind of winter weather alert from virginia all the way up to maine. appalachian trail. picking up between 6 to 12 inches of snow. this is going to be very elevation driven, meaning the closer to the shoreline you go, i don't see too much around there but this is a rare event for new york city. since the civil war, central park has had october snow three times and look at that. you're talking about a half an inch each time or so. even with dusting, this could be up to a inch inch or two and could be the biggest snow in october ever. >> that is wacky. a team that was not supposed
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to reach baseball's povent has won it all after one of the most exciting world series in years. the st. louis cardinals beat the texas rangers last night 6-2 in game seven. betty nguyen from texas is giving me the evil eye this morning. cbs news correspondent mark strassmann is outside busch stadium in the gateway city. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> reporter: something to be in this stadium last night. a record crowd roared all night. the loudest moment was an instant after the final out and why not? against all odds, the st. louis cardinals ended the season as baseball's best. >> in the air to left. well hit. back is craig. what a team. >> reporter: in their moment of triumph, the cardinals couldn't explain it, how they overcame adversity time and time against and win game seven in the world series. and be world champions. manager tony la russa winning his third title as manager.
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>> have you ever seen a world series like this? >> they are all great but to go seven games is a dream for all of us and playing is a dream and to actually win, i can't describe is it. >> reporter: once again, home-grown star david freese sparked another comeback. this two-run rbi tied the game in the seventh. he was named the mvp in the series. >> whoever came out deserved to win but we were fortunate to grab it. >> reporter: his heroics were the difference in this series especially his dramatic walkoff home run in game six. the texas rangers never recovered. >> if there is one thing that happened in this world series that i'll look back on is being so close, just having one pitch to be made and one out to be gotten, and it could have been a different story. >> reporter: this baseball story has a happy ending for the cardinals, but for how long? albert pujols, their slugging first baseman widely considered
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to be the best player in the game is about to become a free agent. and some teams may offer him more than $200 million to steal him away. of course, russ, for fans like you, that's something to think about in a couple of days. for now, let's celebrate the moment i'm sure is what you're thinking. >> you are correct, mark strassmann. thanks. >> keep celebrating, russ. we will get to the economy here. a week full of good news. the dow on its longest winning streak since january. for october it's now up more than 11%. on track for the biggest monthly gain in more than 24 years. the gross domestic product expanded 2.5% in july to september and that is nearly double the previous growth. so does this mean we have avoided a second recession and are we finally on the right track? joining us now is michael san dtoli, great to have you with us. >> good morning. >> the data has started to look better so many times and we haven't gotten to a turning
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point. do you think this is it? >> it is encouraging to what we saw in the first half of the year and what we were fearing two or three months ago the third quarter would have somewhere close to zero. it means things have firmed up in the economy. i think we are in for this a little while. a bumpy recovery fits and starts because we don't have a lot of the tail winds we have had in previous recoveries. >> the consumer, though, it looks like they are coming out of hibernation. main street and the economists expect it not to be the case. we are spending a little more. >> we are spending a little more. i would say it's basically below the long-term trend in consumer growth but it shows the consumers are out of the bunker. there are fewer absolute unemployed people in the country this year versus last year. how we measure economic statistics. those who have a job are on a more normal spending pace at
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this point. it means we have some version of normalcy back in the economy. >> europe is facing their own debt crisis there and maybe another recession there. in the united states we have important deadlines with congress november 23. the bipartisan committee has to come up with a deal on reducing the country's debt. what does that mean for the economy? >> i think we have to separate the economy, the shorter term course for the economy and this very long-term debate about the structural deficit and debt reform we want to see come out of this committee and congress in general. i do think it has the possibility, in fact, kind of deteriorates into a lot of sniping the way the debt ceiling debate did and it could sour people just on the general state of things again. i think that is a risk. but i do think at some point, look. it is a deadline. something has to come out of it. if they don't get to the mandated amount of projected savings we kick into a new
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process. i don't really think there is high hopes whether in the markets or on main street for some grand solution in a few weeks. >> there is expectation we will see a lot of we have seen this year. michael, thanks. have a great weekend. >> thanks. lawyers for michael jackson' doctor finally dropped the boven shell. they called to the stand a witness said the king of pop caused his own death. cbs news correspondent john blackstone reports. >> reporter: they hinted at it for months and, friday, conrad murray's defense team used their final witness to go straight to the theory that michael jackson alone was responsible for the overdose of the anesthetic propofol that killed him. >> you think ts a self-injection of propofol between 11:30 and 12:00? >> yes. >> reporter: the doctor suggested that murray administered 25 grams of propofol was plausible and would
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not have been fatal. >> would this have presented a dangerous situation here? >> not at all. >> reporter: white testified that jackson's stomach contents indicated he could have taken as many as eight pills of the sedative lorazepam and creating a deadly mix with the propofol. >> the fact there is a tiny amount of lorazepam is consistent he took lorazepam orally. >> reporter: one day before the defense team asking dr. white if he could justify murray's decision to leave the room while the pop star was hooked up to a propofol i.v. >> absolutely not. >> reporter: dr. white will be back on the stand first thing monday for cross-examination. prosecutors are expected to hammer away at his theory that jackson caused his own death. john blackstone, cbs news, los angeles. let's take a closer look at the story and we turn to jean casarez who is covering the trial as part of trutv's "in
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session." we knew this bombshell was coming but do you think it lived up to the expectations the defense had hoped for? >> well, i watched the jury and they were really taking notes. they were looking at both sides of this case which is very good. you see, the defense is really relying on conrad murray's statement which says that he had given michael jackson some injections of lorazepam and other sedatives during the night. it didn't work. michael jackson was awake and his eyes were open and he said i have to sleep and i have to go to rehearsal the next day. they are basing their theory on the science because they say lorazepam was found in the stomach. murray said i didn't take him anything to go into his stomach. they are saying the propofol that michael jackson was desperate, there was a swing on the nightstand. the prosecution is saying, no.
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it was a drip. it was an i.v. drip that went into michael jackson, not regulated, just the force of gravity and conrad murray was out of the room talking to his girlfriends and that drip went in too fast and michael jackson died. >> how tough do you think prosecutors will be on dr. white with cross-examination next week? i. i think they are going absolutely tough because they are going to talk about all of these deviations of standard of care. can they will ask him can you justify that conrad murray brought four gallons of propofol for michael jackson. the cause of death? jurors can look at anything from ordering the propofol for michael jackson but the defense wants to look at the window there was no being at the scene of any i.v. drip. nothing was found like that. there was not a drip. >> is there still a chance that conrad murray could take the stand? >> yes. definitely. we don't know. the judge has to ask him
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personally, outside the presence of the jury, what do you want to do? we don't know that answer yet. he talked with authorities, law enforcement two days after michael jackson died. he may want to talk to this jury. >> jean casarez of trutv, thank you for your insight. >> you're welcome. let's a look at the rest of morning's headlines with betty nguyen who is at the news desk. we are still pals, right? >> we are still pals. my lucky shirt is now a tear rag but i'll get through. good morning. the storm that is expected to hit the northeast today is the biggest test yet for the occupy wall street protests here in new york. several hundred people camped out in a park determined to stay during winter-like weather or will they fold their tents and go home as critics have predicted they would. cbs news correspondent elaine quijano is at the park where the protests began a month ago. >> reporter: right now, the temperature is 43 degrees. the windchill is making it feel
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like 37! and forecasters are calling for more than an inch of snow in some parts of new york city later today. still, the wall street protesters are vowing to stay put. six weeks after the occupy protest began, authorities are trying to turn up the heat as mother nature turns on the cold. friday, authorities took away gas cans and six generators calling them safety hazards. >> my feet are cold here. >> martha spencer is a grandmother of five and concerned about how her grandchildren will pay for college but her immediate concern is helping fellow occupiers to stay warm. >> people are asking for the mittens i make more than anything else right now. >> reporter: she has knitted 40 sets of hats and scarves and mittens and donated them here to the occupy weather station. >> what are you doing? >> sorting out clothing and socks and donations keep coming
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in. >> reporter: others are gearing up by putting up tents and finding ways to shield themselves from the cold. one refuge this atrium which is on wall street itself. the irony it's owned by a major investment bank put through a real estate deal with the city, this area is required to be open to the public. protesters here meet to discuss everything from the wealth gap to the environment. but back at at the park, marsha spencer prefers to brave the elements. >> there is definitely a resolve and a dedication in a lot of the people i've met here to keep this going until something is accomplished. >> reporter: now, there are already examples of how the cold is posing a real danger for demonstrators. in denver several inches of snow fell earlier this week, two protesters had to be hospitalized for hypo therm yeah. people we talk to are dressing for layers and bracing for the
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winter weather ahead. in other news, syrian security forces this morning are reportedly shelling neighborhoods and conducting raids in the city of hoems, one of the most contested cities. the assault is the latest attempt to stop the anti-government protesters sweeping throughout syria. 40 people were killed on friday. one the bloodiest days since the uprising began seven months ago. chase and wells fargo will not i am pose fees on customers who use their debit cards. the backlash was so strong that bank of america now says it will offer options for customers to avoid the fee. 19 minutes past the hour. lonnie quinn has a look at the weather outside. halloween costumes across the northeast are depending on you right now! >> i've said yea goes the snow
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truckdriver. here is what is happening outside. we do have our first nor'easter of the season brewing up the eastern seaboard right now. a very possible chance for a white hall lean in massachusetts. soaking rains currently in florida. that is not the storm we watched for the northeast. this is the storm we watch for the northeast as it pushes offshore. the elements come together. the low pressure supplies the moisture but high pressure to north will bring in that abnormally cold air. you could pick up to 6 inches of snow. quick look at the national picture.
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make it great saturday. tomorrow is national prescription drug takeback day and allows people to turn in old unwanted or used prescription drugs and no questions asked. that underscores a major national problem. more than 7 million americans abuse prescription drugs, two and a half times more than those who use cocaine, heroin and other inhalants combined. joining us is gail curlkow consi . >> it's going on this morning from 10:00 to 2:00 and it's all over the country and it brings attention to where this prescription drug problem is emanating from and that is out of the medicine cabinet. >> it starts in the home. 70% o% people are getting these from their friends and family members and that type of thing. >> exactly. of course, for young people, they don't recognize the dangers of prescription drugs because they think it's a prescription,
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it must be safe. there are very addictive or can be very addictive and we have seen the fatalities in this country that have been driven by prescription drug overdoses. >> for those who would like to participate in this, they go to the dea's website and then what? >> click on a zip code and they can find out where their closest law enforcement partner is and somewhere around 5,000 local law enforcement agencies are all participating to help really bring awareness and attention to this problem. >> how much do you think this might help solve the problem? >> well, i think it makes a big difference because, first, it really has not been on the public's radar screen until the last couple of years. secondly, when you think about what is in that medicine cabinet, is it no longer needed, has it expired? bring attention to that is important and one thing we did see is that real estate groups have been saying to people, look, if you're going to have an open house and you're selling your house, you should clean out your medicine cabinet.
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some people want these drugs so much that they will visit an open house. >> oh, wow. a scary thought and important for people considering on selling and parents who have children who might get into the medicine cabinet. >> exactly right. you have to be aware of these things and, frankly, having the tonnage that will actually be recovered today and disposed of in a really environmentally safe way will help bring attention to the problem and by bringing attention to it, we hope to reduce this. >> we hope so. . thank you for being with us this morning, gail. we appreciate it. >> thanks. coming up, the fish you order in a restaurant or a supermarket it might not be the fish you think you're getting. this is "the early show" on cbs. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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coming up this saturday morning, we will have a perspective of ponzi schemer bernie madoff you've never heard before. we will talk to a man who was hired to protect him and was there when madoff's world came crashinging down and it's all before morley safer's big interview on "60 minutes" with ruth madoff. >> the fact that ruth is saying
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they tried to commit suicide. it will be interesting,,,,,,,,
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>> good morning, here's what people are talk about. the police are investigating a violent murder inside a psychiatric hospital. a 46-year-old killed another patient thursday night. inside the hospital in howard county. this is the second murder at that facility in over a week. and the third in a year. the possibility of winter like weather in the middle of october is catching some off guard. that's not meaning that they're not prepared for it. local road crews are on alert
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with salt and snowplows. the last night maryland saw snow in october was 1979. maryland roads were ranked worst for morning commuters. the airport isn't fairing much better. bwi is ranked second worse in the country when it comes to delays according to "travel and leisure" magazine. chicago's midway has more delayed flights. here's a look at the first warning forecast. 42 degrees. rain of varying rates and tonight, 31 degrees and snow and rain and then, tomorrow, a sunny 47 degrees. that's the report, i'm gigi barnett, thank you for joining us. make sure ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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♪ welcome back to "the early show." i'm rebecca jarvis. >> i'm russ mitchell. coming up this saturday morning, we will talk to a man who provided security for ponzi schemer bernie madoff after his arrest. also a new report says restaurants and grocery stores may be cheating you when you buy fish. >> this halloween are you a coward or thrill seeker? that is coming up. ruth madoff is publicly talking about what happened when her husband better than nared madoff admitted he was running the biggest ponzi scheme in
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history. in an interview with morley safer ruth says she and her husband tried to commit suicide. >> i don't know whose idea it was, but we decided to kill ourselves because it was -- it was so horrendous what was happening. we had terrible phone calls, hate mail, just beyond anything, and i said i can't -- i just can't go on any more. that's when i packed up some things to send to my sons and my grandchildren. i had some lovely antique things and things that i thought they might want. i mailed them. it was christmas eve. that added to the whole depression. we took pills and woke up the next day. >> reporter: what did you take? >> i think ambien. >> reporter: how many? >> i don't even remember. i had -- i took what we had.
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he took more. >> reporter: did you leave notes? >> no. it was very impulsive and i'm glad we woke up. >> joining us now are nicholas k kasal and diana. good morning to both of you. >> nicholas, you knew the madoffs and you protected them. how would you describe life in their house when all of this was going on? >> it was, i guess, as normal as it could be. there were -- they would spend time watching tv and talking. there was nothing unusual pend specifically on christmas eve when i was there. there was nothing that i saw that would indicate as mrs. madoff had stated that later that night, they had attempted suicide.
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so i didn't observe anything in the planning stage, the logistics, the preparing of everything, nor did i see the following day or the days after any telltale evidence. >> so you're skeptical of that story? >> very. >> are you surprised she is coming out to talk about this? >> i am a little surprised. i attempted to get her to talk on the record for two and a half years and she had been careful about maintaining her seclusion and her privacy, but i think she is participating in the promotion for authorized family biography that will be coming out on monday because her son has asked her to. she has won surviving son, andrew, and is really determined to try to rebuild some peace of the family. nick had mentioned the situation within the apartment. i think we also need to look at the situation outside the apartment. ruth and bernie were the target
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of an extraordinary avalanche of hate and hostility during that week. it's hard for me to understand why ruth would create a tale of a failed suicide attempt when she is so loathe to bring the spotlight on herself so i'm inclined to give it more credible as a promts of where her emotions were at the time. >> i know things you can't talk about because of a client privilege sha that is still in place here. >> all people are generally about the same. i mean it's true there was a lot of hostilititity outside the apartment. people were standing there with signs saying jump bernie and the avalanche, it was like a tsunami. >> this moment here has become very famous. >> we were retained the day after that moment. but i would focus, you know,
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more on to not what was going on in the apartment, the fact is that, you know, she has made the statement that they had attempted suicide by using a mild sleeping pill that even, if taken in a large dose, would probably not be fatal. and i guess another point that i would get across is that was so -- why does it come out now? >> i see. bernie madoff made news this week himself. he was quoted of saying the average person things i robbed widows and orphans, i made wealthy people wealthier. doesn't sound very remorseful. >> it doesn't. i think he is still in an amazing amount of denial. yes, he did take money from widows and orphans. i think he is so isolated in prison now. he is a respected figure there. he is treated with some dignity. i think he has just completely out of touch with how much he is still hated on the outside world and how much animosity there
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still is towards him. otherwise, i can't imagine him saying anything like that. in e-mails he has traded with me over the past year, he has expressed remorse, he has especially expressed remorse did the death of his son mark and the es trainingment from his wife ruth. i know he has some feelings but i think he is completely out of touch. >> such a fascinating and disturbing story on so many levels. thank you both for your insight. appreciate it. be sure to watch morley safer' interview with ruth madoff on "60 minutes" on sunday night following football. lonnie quinn is here with another check of the weather. >> the big story the northeast is getting a nor'easter this time of the year. florida gets drenched today and it's generally quiet everywhere else. take a look at the satellite and
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radar picture. nothing is going on as i make my way toward the west coast of the country. the eastern half we see the two different systems. there is your nor'easter with the snow around the mountains of west virginia into western pennsylvania. there is the soaker for florida. the florida storm is getting second billing here. i'm telling you, that florida storm is bringing 3 inches of rain for portions of the sunshine state and there will be some flooding problems out there. as far as the nor'easter, certain areas of the appalachian trail will be picking up 6 to 12 inches of snow. this is the big story. the whole country, that is what we are talking about.
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in this morning's "healthwatch," fish fraud. a stunning new report by consumerreports magazines finds that many stores and restaurants are substituting cheaper fish than what you ordered. joining with the details is consumer reports editor in chief kim. i'm not surprised there is some fraud out there, but the level here, 20%, a fifth of all the fish you're getting isn't what you think you're getting. >> i sure was surprised. we went to 55 stores. everything from supermarkets to restaurants to specialty fish stores, big box stores. we bought 190 pieces of fish and found that in 22% of the cases, we did not get what we paid for.
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that was stunning to me. >> it is stunning and most of the substitutes or all of them, i should say, are the cheaper, whatever is cheaper is what you get. >> that's what we found, absolutely. >> do you think it's innocent? is there a chance that some of this is just mistaken identity? >> the problem is you can't really tell what the motivation is. there are so many hands that touch fish from the time it's caught to the time it shows up on your plate in a restaurant or in the supermarket where you buy it, that you can't really tell what the problem is. but i think the answer is more testing and people can't do their own dna tests, so we think the federal government needs to be a lot more involved in catching this. >> in terms of the fish that does get mostly substituted, what are some of the most common? >> so in our study, we went in search of lemon sole. it was never ever that. it was other kinds of fish. we had a problem with red snapper as well. none of our 22 samples could be
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positively identified as red snapper. it was a cheaper fish often. >> i understand you're pushing for the government to do more in testing but what can the consumer do in the meantime? >> little the consumer can do. that is what is so frustrating. if you see supercheap fish and think you're getting a big deal on the red snapper, it's probably not red snapper. you should go to a reputable fish market. not guaranteed you will get what you think you're getting. >> does it make a difference you buy what is on sale versus the catch of the day versus what is usually there? >> not at all. >> you can't really protect yourself? >> no. people think this is just a pocketbook issue and it's serious as a pocketbook issue but it's also a safety issue. pregnant women, for example, are not supposed to eat tile fish which is high in mercury.
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this hall week weekend, what really scares us. why do some frighten so easy and others tingle with the fear creeping up their spine. joining us is odr. jennifer hartsteen and jonathan. what happens to the brain? what goes through the brain when fear kicks in? >> we seem to be hard-wired for this wanting to experience this surge of energy. it's an adrenaline rush and it probably involves the first reaction is electrical. that is very quick. then a chemical, the second wave
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we process and try to associate why that happened and is it important, how will we react. the third is maybe hormonal. almost avoiding a car accident in those different stages you go through. >> jennifer, why do some people seek out these activities that will give them this rush and others say forget about it? >> i think there is the brain component and it develops into a personality component. certain people are those people who need that thrill, who need that rush. and how their brain works will implement the need for it more. definitely some people who seek out opportunities. jobs, experiences that are going to give them adrenaline rush. they need that to feel good and feel alive and feel really functional and those are the people we need to do some of those jobs because those are really the people who protect us and jump in when we need them to. >> is this a distinctly human thing? do animals have this feeling as well? >> animals are hard-wired to
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avoid fear. for us we seem to have a need to exercise that primitive part of our mind. and predict try and forecast in the future what would happen if i was in that situation and then to feel that sense of a i polishment when you've come through it unscathed. >> a thrill seeking part of this and some people frighten very easily at the sight of a fly or ant or something like that. some are stoic about it. any reason for that. >> when our fears becomes so big it becomes a phobia and i think sometimes we have one bad experience and especially when we are really small children and then it becomes problematic later in life and over time if you're bittena dog as a 2-year-old you will develop a healthy fear for dogs. but if your mother says don't touch that dog, it becomes more of a phobia so you have to figure out how to work on that so that doesn't interfere with that. of course, you can't avoid dogs forever. >> it seems to be cathartic.
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there is a release and the scream probably represents the difference between what we expect and we get. is there a leaf. you're concustomered your fears. you're braver and bolden and you've overcome that experience. >> do we get more scared as we get older or accepting of things? >> i think we do. some of the research shows for young adolescent bills from 14 to 20 they love that thrill. teenagers and young adults love that thrill and learning to navigate through that. as we get older, we have experienced a lot more so the thrill becomes less exciting and less intense. so you're a little dulled to it. it doesn't have the same effect. >> i told john i don't like roller coasters any more. your answer, i'm looking for more sophisticated thils. >> for more about why some
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♪ is there a new movie out and it's reviving an age-old controversy and it's bashing the bar. >> it portrays william shakespeare as a fraud who really did not write all of those plays. so who did? >> cbs news correspondent seth doane takes a look. >> reporter: his lines like parting is such sweet sorrow on legendary. whoever could describe hamlet's dilemma to be or not to be. that is the question. no question william shakespeare is considered among the best
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playwrights ever. were those words really his? a theory among a small group of people is now catapulted to the big screen. >> what if i told you shakespeare never wrote a single word? >> reporter: hollywood director roland emrick chips away at 400 years of literary teaching in his movie "anonymous." which opened friday. >> the more i read the more i think shakespeare has not written these words. actually had nothing to do with it. >> reporter: the film set in the times suggests that shakespeare was an uneducated commoner that could not have penned. the theory is the real writer was the 17th earl of oxford and writing plays in those days wasn't considered of royalty so shakespeare was simply a stand-in. >> in my world, one does not
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write plays. >> i put my hands on the actual documents and i've held they will and i've read them. >> reporter: columbia university professor jaimes shapiro studie this. he is mystified so many intelligent people, even some supreme court justices, could doubt shakespeare legitimacy. >> we love to think that there is a mystery when the facts as we have them are far more extraordinary. >> reporter: shapiro says the film did not present any evidence. >> only shakespeare can pummel the life into romo's veins. >> no doubt it does spark conversation. seth doane, cbs news, new york. >> what do you think?
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>> how does that person not be true to themselves? how can you be a hypocrite? >> a very good point. >> i don't know. listen. i'm not saying i know the answer but it's just an interesting point. >> my kids may think i was not allowed back then but i think shakespeare is the real deal. how is that?,, >> good morning, here's what people are talk about. the police are investigating a violent murder inside a psychiatric hospital. a 46-year-old killed another patient thursday night. inside the hospital in howard county. this is the second murder at that facility in over a week. and the third in a year. the possibility of winter like weather in the middle of october is catching some off guard. that's not meaning that they're not prepared for it. local road crews are on alert
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with salt and snowplows. the last night maryland saw snow in october was 1979. maryland roads were ranked worst for morning commuters. the airport isn't fairing much better. bwi is ranked second worse in the country when it comes to delays according to "travel and leisure" magazine. chicago's midway has more delayed flights. here's a look at the first warning forecast. 42 degrees. rain of varying rates and tonight, 31 degrees and snow and rain and then, tomorrow, a sunny 47 degrees. that's the report, i'm gigi barnett, thank you for joining us. make sure you stay safe out
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♪ welcome back to "the early show." i'm rebecca jarvis. that rain might be turning into snow shortly. >> that is what lonnie quinn says. crazy. we will talk to lonnie quinn later about that. i'm russ mitchell. a lot coming up this second hour. >> a lot coming up. both of us were afraid of horror films but a lot of people love them. they love to watch them.
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well, we have got the top picks from the top movie critics in the country right here on "the early show" coming up. >> i'm getting scared just watching that. >> i don't like the birds. >> you're not a big bird fan. >> it freaks me out. i can't imagine what that would be like. >> you can't. barry livingston who played ernie douglas on "my three sons" will be here. that is ernie in the middle. he has written a new book what life was like on the show and you've seen him in a lot of movies lately like "the social network." and there is chip, the guy who played his brother. >> i remember the foot going bast. >> you do? and uncle charlie. >> exactly! uncle charlie. we are trying something different today, "the dish." to start us off, marcus samuelson. a new place up in harlem, red
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roolveter. >> rooster. >> i've been there. >> he grew up in sweden and has ethiopian roots and he will talk about what it takes him to be creative in the kitchen. on october 29th, a powerful storm will drop snow from the mid-atlantic states to new england today. whit johnson is in washington with the latest. >> reporter: good morning to you, russ. it's cooling off here in washington, d.c. the temperatures dropping into the 30s and forecasters say this is how it's going to play out. the temperatures dropping up and down the east coast throughout the course of the day. rain turning to snow in some places. snowfall in october before halloween is not unheard of in the northeast but it's definitely rare. of course, uncomfortable if you have to stand in it. this storm, as it crawls its way north, will combine with the cold air mass and is now expected to hammer 12 states. this is the same storm that dropped snow on colorado,
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wyoming, and parts of texas from washington, d.c. to maine. people could see anything from a dusting to 10 inches. maybe even more snow in some the mountainous areas. forecasters are expecting october snowfall records to be broken and a number of cities are kicking the rust and did you have off their snow removal equipment in case the equipment should be called into service. the big concern right now is the potential for power outages. we have had all of this rain and recent storms. the ground is saturated. you throw in a storm like this with heavy wet snow you can guarantee that some trees, branches and power lines will be toppled. so power outages a big concern as we move closer and closer to a potential white halloween. russ? >> whit johnson in washington, you be careful out there, my friend. >> it's not too bad. a little wet but we are hanging in there. let's get the rest of this morning's headlines with betty nguyen at the news desk.
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>> good morning. american troops are among those killed by a suicide bombing today in afghanistan. cbs news correspondent mandy clark joins us now from kabul, the afghan capital. mandy, what is the latest on this? >> reporter: a car comb struck an american can invoice and hit an armored bus that was carrying u.s. soldiers and then it burst into flames. afghan military officials told cbs news, six americans were killed and six others injured, though, nato forces are not confirming any numbers. police say at least four civilians were killed, including two school children. helicopters landed near the scene and air-lifted a number of casualties according to eyewitnesses. this man was nearby when the bombing happened. it was a huge blast, he says. i went closer to the convoy and saw several americans on fire. the taliban claimed
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responsibility for the attack. they said the bomber had more than 1,500 pounds of explosives in his car. the taliban insists they will continue to target foreign forces until they all pull out of afghanistan. violence across the country is at its worse since the start of the war ten years ago, according to the united nations. despite more than 130,000 foreign troops on the ground. this was not the only deadly attack on foreign forces today. in the south of the kuj, an afghan soldier turned his weapon on nato troops, killing two. betty? >> mandy clark joining us live, thank you. in other news. people in bangkok are hoping the flood walls in the center of thailand's capital hold. tides crested this morning just below the tops of the a barriers. so far, downtown bangkok is okay. the city's northern outskirts are already flooded and many people there are salvaging what they can. the worst flooding in thailand
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in nearly 60 years, has killed almost 400 people. qantas airlines has shut down all operations and locked out its workers. the australian airline had picketing. both sides are locked in a long and bitter dispute over pay and other issues. the australian government is seeking emergency ashtation. time now for another check of the weather. i'm not a meteorologist but i have a feeling it's going to be cold this weekend, lonnie. >> yes, for sure. if you're by the coast, i don't think the coastal areas will see it. i think the mountainous areas and higher elevation will get the snow. the big story northeast snowfall. elsewhere, you got to rename the sunshine state because there. not very sunshiny today. the sun does shine, however -- oh, russell! on st. louis. not just shining on st. louis because of the world series, but also look at your satellite and
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radar picture. the midsection of the country perfectly clear. it's the snow that we watch along the spine of the appalachian trail. 6 to you got to love it, snow in october. >> we will try to love it. good news from the american
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researchers evacuated from the south pole after suffering a stroke. doctors are confident she will make a full recovery and head home. >> reporter: finally safe and a lot warmer, renee douceour addressed the media on friday and still in her work cover jal. >> i will say i wasn't scared at all. my personality is trying to stay cool and calm as much as adversity. i never thought i would have that adversity myself. >> reporter: a harrowing two months for renee. she was having difficulties with her speech, memory and fearing she had a stroke and asked her employer raytheon to vatican her out of the south pole. flying in to rescue her was deemed too dangerous.
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she was finally evacuated to new zealand on october 17th and she has been at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore since monday where doctors are pleased with the progress she has made in her recovery. >> she is on par for this kind of stroke and the over rover e she -- recovery she has made. >> if all goes as planned she will be released tomorrow. joining us is renee doucour and her doctor. >> glad to be here. >> i'm glad to have you here, renee. how are you feeling this morning? >> i'm feeling very well. i've felt really comfortable since i come here to johns hopkins and i know i'm getting the best care as possible. >> how about your speech and vision? i know there were initial problems there. how are they performing now? >> i still have my vision
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deficit and they have been performing tests to nail it down exactly what areas where the deficit is and where i could concentrate for rehab. the speech, same thing. i do pretty well speaking, it's just that at times, i tend to mix up words and make up some new words, but, again, the therapy will help me resolve that. >> your speech is very clear this morning, renee. dr. my qinyquist, is it normal the going through the type of thing she has? >> i think she has made some rapid progress and the effort she made at the pole to rehabilitate and motivate herself. self-motivation speeds along recovery and she's had a lot of that. >> that is a good point. but, at the same time, it took you a while to get out of there, renee, for your company to green light you getting the medical attention that you're getting
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there at johns hopkins. are you still frustrated by the fact that they made you wait and sit for a couple of months to get this? >> i'm not quite sure frustration is the right word. i think i am disillusioned that the company in the national science foundation had made some decisions very early on while i was still in the clinic with brain swelling that there wasn't going to be a special attempt to do an early evacuation and i was just going to wait until the first normal scheduled flights to start coming through. >> would you ever consider going back to work there? >> i really did love the program and i would consider going back. i'm not quite sure that with the stroke, that the stroke has basically disqualified me. talking with dr. nyquist, the risk of probably having another stroke is higher for patients that have had a stroke. i think i hopefully will never
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have another stroke, but realistically, trying to -- even if there was an airplane there at the south pole station, it probably would take 12 hours to get to christ church in new zealand for proper diagnostic testing. >> doctor, what are the next weeks and months of rehabilitation going to be like for renee? >> right now she is progressing from the inpatient stage and outpatient stage and most of her rehab will be done as outpatient and closer to home. the next week, we will finish up more testing and set up a program for her to follow and determine where she is going to go from here. i believe she is going back home to vermont and make sure she has the adequate resources to continue her rehab. >> renee, we are so happy that this rehab is going so well for you. dr. paul nyquist, thank you for joining us both. >> thank you. >> best wishes with your recovery. we will be right back. you're watching "the early show" on cbs.
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it promises to be a frightful halloween weekend from the horrible weather in the northeast to strange demons begging for treats. why not have a scare test to get you in a terrifying mood? here is michael phillips of the chicago tribune and a.o. scott of "the new york times." good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> we broke the horror films in several categories. tony, you chose 1978 "halloween." >> i think you have to go to the cannon. i was young when i saw this movie. i think i was 12 when it came out so just the age to be blown away and terrified by it. i think-the-the paranormal active and it was low budget and very simple and effectively scary. partly because it put you right in the point of view not of the victim but of the killer in way that was really sort of
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unnerving and is still this has been remade and sequelized to death so to speak but the first one still has a lot of really nasty -- >> i think this does not hold up as well as you do. i don't think it does. >> jamie lee curtis' first film, how could it not? "psycho owe is your favorite thriller. >> no arguing it. it's bending the definition of slasher film a little bit to go back and talk about the film that did just shock people and completely different from anything. it helped change and get rid of the production code and censorship that was going on and paefed the way for this other brave new world of the eye 60s where violence suddenly came out of the closet so to speak. >> you could kill the lead actress a few minutes in. >> "psycho" you see it again and
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you see how the characters remain vivid. anthony perkins. that film is excellent every which way. >> the next one is "ghost stories." >> this is a movie i don't think is well known as, say, "the sixth sense" which is the big ghost store fry from a couple o years before. nicole kidman stars in this. time in the past with the servants and it uses a lot of very old tried and true, you know, camera rolling down the corridor, doors flying open techniques but it's psychologically intense and has a terrific plot to it. it pulls the rug out from under you in a brilliant way. >> michael, 1961 is apparently a good year for you because you like "the innocence."
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>> very atmospheric vibe. deborah kerr plays a governess of two kids who are previously haunt from a valley in this house. it is gorgeous black and white atmosphere horror with just a very -- you can just touch the atmosphere. >> it's just kind of creepy. you don't always know why it's scary. one of those movies that gets under your skin and disturbs you in ways that you don't like. >> i'm already frightened. thank you both so much. appreciate you coming in today. up next, ghosts and ghouls put on a show and internet trend benders when we return. scary music even. this is "the early show" on cbs.
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halloween haunts the internet and people go mccrazy for the mcrib. here to take us through this week's big buzz on the web is as to the design of everyone is talking about the herman cain ad because it was, frankly, quite weird. >> yeah. it's the first time i've seen viral humor mixed in with politics. the big surprise. people in politics don't tend to intentionally be funny. the strange smoking. the smile. what does it all mean? >> he got his name out there and ultimately that's what it did. a lot of parodies popping up. the huntsman daughters did their
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own. take a look. >> we still have to be here. >> we are shamelessly promoting our dad like no other candidate's family ever has, but then again, no one has ever seen a trio lie the jon 20 girls. we need you to get involved to maybe sure our next president is based on stub stance, not sound bite. >> check out our dad and following us on twitter at john 2012 girls. ♪ i am america." >> governor huntsman daughters getting in on the act. >> that is pretty stunny too. it's nicely timed. what are we getting into the future of politics when you have this? is it good or bad? how does it leave everything? but it's out there. >> it is. the mcrib also back and they have a huge cult following. take a look at the newest commercial. >> new boarding group 4 to
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barbad barbados. >> babe, no cell phones on the video. >> oh, not now! >> what is the matter? >> mcrib is back. >> let's send him a picket. >> yes. >> i'm going to miss it. >> i married a 14-year-old! >> mcdonald's love this this morning for us playing that commercial. >> exactly. it's strange. such a big chain and it's this item you think you would be skeptical about, yet people have a strange viral attraction to it. it trends maybe like a return to the swallows. you have this -- i think back to the '80s i watched some guy with a thick mustache with a car and pull up and eat the mcrab. maybe like the shamrock shake. but how many people eat them? >> they say on the ad it's nationwide and particular locations that have them and you
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don't have to go far apparently. >> if you are mcrib desperate there is a locator that will tell you exactly where you can go. on the east coast, i think you're in luck. >> that's good news. i'm happy to hear that. >> a lot of check marks over there. >> obviously, halloween is right around the corner and people are talking a lot about what to wear. even pets what to wear is big this year. >> yes, pet costumes are always big. you want to dress up -- like kids and pets. >> that's awesome! another lonnie thinks it's awesome. >> i had not seen that before. that is an ad from "empire strikes back." makes you want to see speeders go in the hoff thing around his legs. i want to see the other "star wars" dogs out there. >> let's take a look at this one. >> we don't have it. >> i'm sorry. we don't have the halloween
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house because -- well, we will show it to you later. >> my dad sent me a video of it. >> you'll probably get an e-mail from somebody with a halloween house. >> it's -- >> oh, here it is! that was my bad.
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welcome back to "the early show." i'm rebecca jarvis. >> i'm russ mitchell. coming up behind the scenes at the classic tv show "my three sons." the child star who played ernie. there is barry livingston. he just wrote a new book and there he is holding it up. >> this is an interesting book. i can't wait to hear you get into it. also marcus samuelson is helping us kick off our new food segment called "the dish." we are glad he is here with us.
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>> country music superstar vince gill will perform his new hit single and we are lucky to have all of those folks in the house. >> absolutely. a full house this morning. it's all coming up. first, over to lonnie quinn with our final check of the weather. >> good morning. you have vince gill and my three sons over there! cool stuff. fantastic, vince! right to your headlines. the northeast with this nor'easter is going to get a heavy, wet snow. not stick around long but i'm telling you, a potential problem out there. could be causing power outages. it's not the biggest snowstorm of the year. why would power outages be an added concern? the reason why a lot of the trees still have their leaves and the leaves can hold added snow and the tree limbs become extra heavy and northeast winds blowing at times, 40 to 50 miles per hour. limbs will break and take power lines out. halloween is on the way.
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monday's forecast for frankenstein, missouri, 60 degrees with sunshine during the afternoon. sleepy hollow, new york, partly sunny and 48. a ghoulish shout-out to universal studios. i've been to this thing. eight new haunted houses and six scare zones and so frightening you may want to leave the little kids at home. it's that scary. but it's just a fantastic time. we would love to give a big
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thank you to everyone watching "the early show" on local 6 down there in orlando. that will did do it for your weather. >> thank you, lonnie. ♪ we are traveling back to the 1960s "my three sons." the series aired on abc and nbc. fred mcmurray with his three young sons with help from uncle charlie. >> they said ernie was a second-hand kid. >> i'm not a second-hand kid. am i, uncle charlie? >> you're the finest lit nut-head i've ever seen. >> hey? no kidding? >> no kidding. >> uncle charlie, william
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demerherst. barry, thank you for coming in. >> i love the haircut i had. like jim carrey from "dumb and dumber." >> you were 10 on the show? >> yeah. >> how did you get the job? >> i kept following chip from series to series. he was on the "ozzie and harriet show" and when he left, i stepped into his position as the friend would hang out with oz. the original son mike left the show, i was already on "my three sons" as a recur character doing a few episodes and i was like the pitcher in the bull pen and waiting for the call and i got it and came to the big leagues. >> what is it like to be on a hit show with your friends and folks at school? were you the cool man on campus? >> no, i was the nerd on campus.
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i was the prototype nerd actually. it was interesting. when you're a kid movie star, you don't know whether people are being friends with you because they like you as a person or fascinated because you're famous. i didn't have a posse or anything like that. i wasn't hitting the club scene. >> we just saw fred mcmurray. my grandmother used to say he is a great actor and such a nice guy. you worked with him. what was he like? >> he was a truly nice man. he really was. being steve douglas became his liven. in fact, there was an odd crossover for him in his film career where he was playing a bad guy when he was a real cat. he went to disneyland one time and a woman recognized him as steve, as dad on "my three sons." but she also saw the apartment
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where he was a real cad. she came up and hit him over the purse with her head and say how could you be so mean to jack lemmon? he said i'll never do a part like thattagain. i'll never be a bad guy. >> what is it like being a child star? "my three sons" eventually goes off the air. did life get tough after that? >> afterwards i worked on broadway here and came to new york. i really wanted to become a legitimate serious actor. probably my late 20s when things started to slow for me. i became probably a little more obsessed with the party scene. probably filling a void that -- being famous and having that no longer in your life, that creates kind of a skism. i knew i wanted to be an actor but there were trying times.
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>> folks can now see you on recurring character on "madmen"? >> right. i just finished a film with ben affleteflec affleck. >> we ask folks on this series who would you want to have coffee with living or dead? johnny depp. i like the way he handles his fame. i think he is one of the finest actors that we have seen in so long and i would love to work with him and love to meet him. >> high praise from ernie douglas. >> the importance of being ernie, here we are, you know? thank you very much. >> good stuff. a lot of stuff about being a child actor in there and a lot of stuff we didn't get to today. interesting stuff. barry, thank you. >> thank you so much. appreciate it. >> thank you. up next, top chef master marcus samuelson is here with us
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"chic on a shoestrin "chef on a shoestring" with "the dish." mar marcus samuelson joins us. i sort of feel like we are at the kids table right now. with an amazing assortment of things to eat. >> i'm so excited. all of these dishes are reflections of my life. i think a fun way i can smell the meat and the ethiopian food and russ's favorite here. >> sometimes they put tea in these glasses. this is the real stuff, right? >> definitely. i set out to tell it you it's real bourbon in here. >> tell me what we have and why it's important. >> it's the ethiopian dish and chicken stew and this is something to eat on a festive occasion or a sad occasion when somebody passes away.
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it takes almost a day to cook but it's delicious and you eat it with this bread. you eat it with your hand. like rebecca is doing. >> i just did it there. >> she doesn't talk. she just eats. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> this is a dish that is so important. >> all with your hands? >> yeah. you dip the bread. >> some of this? >> then there is the meat balls. i am from sweden and i love swedish meat balls. this remind me of cooking with my grandmother. >> how hard is this to cook, marcus? >> it's not hard to cook. this is comfort food. this is food cooked with love and thought. a dish that takes a long time to cook but it brings the whole family together. it simmers away. same thing with the swedish meatballs. >> i'm not even going to go there. >> yeah. >> really comfort food and really what i always come back
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to. you can always do fancy food but this is comfort food and this is my family and how i was raised and where i was raised and my life. >> you would share this with your family and friends? >> yeah. and top it off with the bourbon from harlem which is my new home. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> is this something you would eat together on all one plate but think of it as two meals? >> thanksgiving is coming up where you have lots of dishes. i can imagine to have both. i think on sunday, it's italian family you can have it and something for everyone. chicken stew sort of being a little bit spicier and the meat balls. it's comfort food and comfort food around the world, i think there are similarities. you feel good. reminds you of your childhood. >> i want to bring you this dish while you're talking.
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we are starting a new tradition every top chef that comes through here will be signing our dish. >> wow. >> it's all good. >> sort of my life in new york and america and it's something i love. >> if you want to make these recipes, go to up next, the king of country music, vince gil. thanks, guys. ♪ [ male announcer ] whether over a cup of maxwell house...
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